Regional Action for Wetlands

Papayannis Thymio Brief Description This book presents an overview of the development of the MedWet, through the eyes of one of the leading figures of this international initiative for the protection of Mediterranean wetlands. The aim of the book is to document and draw on the experience of the first eleven years of MedWet as a guidance to future efforts for its development.It presents  a description of the circumstance and […]


Mediterranean wetlands socioeconomic aspects

Directed by Benessaiah N Brief Description What are the economic services and benefits that wetlands provide? The authors of this volume consider demographic, economic, biodiversity and development aspects of Mediterranean wetlands. Locations presented ater the Kune-Vain lagoons in Albania, Béni Belaid in Algeria, Delta of the Neretva River in Croatia, Merja Zerga in Morocco and Sebkha el Kelbia in Tunisia. Authors implement a series of theoretical tools on wetlands economic […]


The Status of Wetland Inventories in the Mediterranean Region

Brief Description Wetland Inventories encompassing a full description of the location, extent, type, functions values and threats of all the wetlands in an area, are a pre-requisite for any concerted wetland conservation programme.  They provide a basis for determining priorities for comparing between regions or countries for establishing planning frameworks and for measuring the success of conservations actions. For this reason, developing a comprehensive wetland inventory and monitoring programme has […]


Monitoring Mediterranean Wetlands: A methodological guide

Edited by Pere Tomàs Vives Brief Description Bringing together the experience of wetland scientists and managers from different Mediterranean countries, this work aims to provide guidance for designing programmes which monitor ecological change in wetlands in the Mediterranean. It describes the steps related to planning a monitoring programme and includes detailed guidelines for the selection of appropriate indicators to monitor specific issues. The first volume starts out with an overview […]


Integrated Management of Mediterranean Wetlands

B Bonnet, S Aulong, S Goyet, M Lutz, R Mathevet Brief Description This publicattion addresses key issues relating to planning and implementing integrated management in the Mediterranean context. While emphasizing the importance of a tailored-based approach that should be developed to address the speficities of each site, the book provides a set of insights framing discussion on the following issues: -What conditions are conducive to applying an integrated management approach […]


12- Mediterranean riparian woodlands

The riparian forests are remarkable elements of mediterranean landscapes. Natural forests (Woodland), they concern an important hydrographic long linear network and spread more or less widely from both sides of the river: sometimes in simple afforestation near the banks minors beds, sometimes in real complex and diverse alluvial forests. Their existence depends on the presence of a shallow water table and periodic flooding.
H et O Décamps (2002) Ripisylves méditerranéennes, A J Crivelli, J Jalbert (eds), Conservation des zones humides méditerranéennes – no 12, Tour du Valat, Arles (France)